Tag Archives: death of Jesus

September 19 – Risking Your Reputation

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 Every once in a while I remind my wife of why she prefers to shop alone. We use cash for most purchases, especially at the grocery store. When we get a checker we … Continue reading

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September 14 – Peace and Encouragement

John 16:4-33; 2 Chronicles 24; Psalm 81 Have you ever noticed how much of our music revolves around our troubles? Jimmy cracks corn and no one even cares, because worse things are happening, if you listen to folk songs. We … Continue reading

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May 17 – What Price is Convenience?

Acts 24:10-27; Judges 21; Psalm 46 We live in a world focused on convenience. Need something quickly? Go to a convenience store. Sure, you’ll pay a higher price for those cans of food, but you won’t have to wait as … Continue reading

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May 30 – What God Does For His Enemies

Romans 5; 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 59 One of the most maddening things I hear is people talking about being ready to follow God as soon as they are “good enough.” I can’t help but wonder what their definition of … Continue reading

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June 7 – God Repays

Romans 12; 1 Samuel 23-24; Psalm 67 As the early church began to undergo persecution Paul gave them a reminder of God’s desires. “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not … Continue reading

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August 25 – You Are What You Eat

John 6:22-59; 1 Chronicles 24; Zechariah 10 You’ve heard people like this. When someone says something like, “My heart is calling me. She’s the girl I love,” they respond by noting that the heart’s function is to pump blood around … Continue reading

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July 10 – Dealing With Indignity

Mark 15:21-47; 1 Kings 11; Hosea 13 I believe that the Church grew in the early years not in spite of persecution, but because of it. Many people heard Christians undergoing the beatings, the torture and their cruel executions. As … Continue reading

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